Those who have already enjoyed Christmas under the sun of Gran Canaria know what we are talking about and, surely, they already have their reservations ready to revive the experience. If you have not yet lived that magical Christmas under the sun, keep on reading, I'm sure you will be persuaded!
Why choosing Gran Canaria as your Christmas holiday destination?
Gran Canaria is the perfect destination at any time of year. Thanks to our temperate climate, we have mild summers and spring like winters. The average temperature of the island throughout the year is 22ºC, a real luxury!
Especially in the southern part of the island, where Dunas Hotels & Resorts are, you’ll find mild and sunny weather any time of year. Might be that, due to the temps’ contrast with your place of origin, Gran Canaria’s winter is one of the favourite seasons to many of our visitors.
There is hardly anything as nice as getting off the plane, taking off your coat, hat, gloves, wearing your swimsuit and going straight down to take a dip in our pool. Wouldn’t you love it?
Christmas plans in Gran Canaria
The fact is that, coming to Gran Canaria for your Christmas holidays doesn’t mean setting the beauty and fun of traditional Christmas aside. Even if you celebrate it away from home, you will discover how special is to celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve with us, enjoying the spectacular Nativity scene and Gran Canaria’s Christmas markets. The main difference: you will be just wearing one set of sleeves!
Sand Nativity Scene
If you come to celebrate your Christmas holidays to Dunas & Resorts, we suggest you spend a day up north in the capital of the island: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is only about 35 minutes’ drive from our hotels by public transport. In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria you can organize Christmas day which can start in the historic centre, Vegueta, to then walk and do Christmas shopping in the commercial area of Triana.
After lunch, we suggest you to go to Playa de las Canteras to see its Belén de Arena. Building this huge sand Nativity Scene has been a custom for the past twelve years. The Christmas sculptures they build every year reach up to 4 meters high. It is set in the district of La Puntilla in Las Canteras Beach from the beginning of December until around January 9th.
During your Christmas holidays stay under the sun of Gran Canaria, you can visit several Christmas markets throughout the island. In the south, very close to our hotels, you’ll be able to enjoy an authentic "Weihnachtsmarkt" in its purest German style (ask us at the reception to know how to get there).
Likewise, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria there are several Christmas markets, many of them are for charitable purposes. You can get a souvenir of your Christmas under the sun, and probably also a gift for those love ones who have not been able to enjoy their holidays with you.
Christmas holidays in the sun at Dunas Hotels & Resorts
Dunas Hotels & Resorts loves the sunny Christmas atmosphere that floods our hotels every season. The hotels are decorated with garlands, Christmas trees, lights and more details from the beginning of December.
Unquestionably, our animation team organizes fun Christmas activities for all ages. Our friends Duni and Dunita join children activities to celebrate such special dates with them.
On Christmas and New Year's Eve, our hotels and, especially, our restaurants put on their best clothes to share those magical moments in style.
Do not miss this opportunity! You're still on time to come with us to Dunas Hotels & Resorts to spend Christmas under the sun of Gran Canaria, we're waiting for you!